The Daily Tar Heel at UNC-Chapel Hill launched an aggregation page today dedicated to the issue of sexual assault on college campuses around the country. Right now, the content is sparse, but the goal is to highlight and link to campus media reporting around this important topic.
DTH Editorial Adviser Erica Beshears Perel wrote in an e-mail to the CMA listserv: “The design and set up is extremely basic right now, but we hope to add some features. Our goal was a simple page up quickly. The stories are in reverse chron order now to make it easier for folks to read new stuff going forward.”
You can submit coverage for inclusion by sending a link and info to email@example.com.
This is a proper use of the aggregation format: acting as a gathering place for stories around an important topic, but always pointing back to the original reporting.